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20 August 2019

Gearing up for Leeds Cares

Pedal power is generating an action-packed day of fundraising as a team from investment management and stockbroking firm Redmayne Bentley is gearing up to take part in a major cycling event next month.

Led by Joint Chief Executive David Loudon, the group is taking part in the UCI 2019 Road World Championship Sportive to raise money for the Redmayne Bentley’s Leeds office chosen charity for 2019, Leeds Cares.
David, who is also a trustee of the charity, said: “It will certainly be a challenge, but we are absolutely committed to going the distance for this charity.”

The group, which includes cycling enthusiasts from the Leeds office as well as across the firm’s national office network, is now undergoing a training regime in preparation for the event. Those taking part will ride one of three distances – the ‘short’ 72km route, the medium route of 98km and the long 150km ride.

Leeds Cares is the fundraising partner of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships Sportive, which takes place from Harrogate on 22nd September 2019. Working with eight hospitals across the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the charity supports treatment, research, education, specialist staff and cutting-edge equipment among many other causes and projects at the Trust.

Already people at the Leeds office have supported the charity. Finance Manager Simon Milestone and PR Executive Ruth Peterson took part in the Leeds Charity Canal Challenge last month, walking as far as 29 miles along the Leeds Liverpool Canal. They were joined by Chairman Keith Loudon, who trekked eight miles in total. Another group is planning to take part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks event later this year. The office has held various events such as a Bingo Night, Quiz Night, bake sales, dress down days and sweepstakes along with a strawberry-themed Summer Fayre in its Bond Court office.

For decades, the firm and staff have supported charities and good causes across the nation fundraising thousands of pounds and also volunteering their time. The firm’s people have also joined forces to support mental health charities, hospices and young people impacted by life-limiting conditions. As well as individual endeavours, they have also collaborated in group challenges and undertaken volunteering roles. These include reading with primary school children, organising donations to food banks and helping at a centre for homeless and vulnerable people. 

You can support the team effort on the Redmayne Bentley Leeds office Just Giving page.


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Gearing up for Leeds Cares